Roger Ebert, who was more than America’s most famous film critic, passed away today at 70.
In addition to his role as film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and as former cohost of the TV show At The Movies, Ebert became known as an influential blogger, an author and even a New Yorker cartoon caption writer.
Ebert, who had chronicled his long battle with cancer, succumbed to the disease shortly after he announced on his blog he would take a “leave of presence” from his full writing workload. He concluded his post with: “So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.”